Mary Delahunty

Mary Delahunty is a Gold Walkley Award winning journalist and presenter with ABC TV and commercial networks. She served for 7 years as a Victorian state government minister in senior portfolios and has seen the tensions from both sides. She is currently working as a consultant in government, media and the non-for profit sector where she heads numerous boards.

She is the author of Public Life Private Grief (Hardie Grant), her own memoir about political life and loss, and the newly released Gravity: Inside the PM’s office during her last year and final days.

Mary has written about Julia Gillard for Crikey, The Hoopla, The Drum and published an essay about Gillard’s last 24 hours in Good Weekend. She also contributed a long form essay “Liars, Witches and Trolls” for Griffith Review 40. She lives in Melbourne.




The Fifth Estate: Women, Politics and Power

Sally Warhaft is joined by Mary Delahunty and Anne Summers to discuss the state of women in Australian politics.


Two Sides of the Story: Creative Journos

Mary Delahunty and Jane Sullivan discuss their transitions and tensions between journalism and creative storytelling.


Imagine a World Without Memory

Nam Le, Mary Delahunty, Joy Damousi and Sue Pascoe reflect on various forms of memory in this discussion led by Micha...

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